Throughout the year, Lan Su offers a series of events tied to larger multi-day and month events in addition to special programs geared for specific audiences and festivals. Unless otherwise noted, these events are free with membership or admission and do not require registration.
Lan Su Chinese Garden sheds the cold and gray of winter to “drink in the fragrance” of spring with a month of plants, flowers and everything blooming!
Lan Su in Bloom finds the garden filled with sights and scents of special floral arrangements and unique plant displays, as well as plant walks and plant talks led by experts.
Lan Su invites donors at the $250 and higher level to the opening reception of the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition. For information and to RSVP, contact Vanessa Abahashemi, Director of Philanthropy at 503.228.8131 ext. 1026 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet artists from the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition, learn about their art, and see a demonstration of their techniques.
Join local floral designers as they share tips for successful floral arrangements.
Learn about the history and art of penjing, or miniature landscapes, and how to care for them.
The Lan Su Garden Shop will be closed on Wednesday, March 8 for inventory.
Learn about camellias, a prized Chinese plant, and see examples of the wide variety of camellias propagated in Oregon.
Meet artists participating in the Lan Su in Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition and learn what inspired them and the work they created.
Make a memento of you visit to Lan Su. Great for the whole family!
Join this hands-on paper cutting activity and explore new ways to learn Mandarin. Great for all ages and language levels.
A traditional Chinese festival of spring honors family and loved ones that have passed.
This April, learn about the poetry in Lan Su Chinese Garden as well as the historical and aesthetic traditions of poetry in Suzhou-style Chinese gardens with workshops, tours, and multiple poetry series. According to Chinese tradition, a garden landscape without poetry is not complete. Luckily, Lan Su is graced with a wealth of poetic inscriptions! Classical Chinese gardens – including Lan Su – are filled with poetic inscriptions as text, calligraphic ensembles, engravings and plaques. Poetry is one of the five elements, along with rocks, architecture, water, and plants, necessary for a comprehensive Chinese garden. Learn about Lan Su’s poetic couplets and inscriptions all month long with workshops, tours and poetry series featuring local and regional poets.
Take part in this Qingming activity to honor family and loved ones who have passed away.
Create your own couplet inspired by the beauty of Lan Su!
Prolific poets share their work with garden visitors every Saturday in April.